Boko Haram: Buhari to Hold Meeting With Regional Leaders on June 12

  • Buhari to hold regional leaders on how to end Boko Haram insurgency.
  • Both leaders discussed the weather condition.

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that he will be hosting leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission to an informal Security Summit as part of his forthcoming Second Term inaugural ceremonies slated for June 12 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

President Buhari announced this on Saturday during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President Idris Deby Itno in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday.

He further explained that the summit is to come up with new strategies to bring to a lasting solution to the Boko Haram terrorism being faced by the countries of the Lake Chad region.

The Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement said the two Presidents agreed that the time for regional leaders to sit down to agree on how to change the unwinding nature of the war has come.

“This is to achieve a sustained operation, to continue until the threat is brought to a permanent closure.

“The Nigerian leader noted that now that election were over and he was now back in full force, it was time for “a new way forward that removes completely’’ the threat of terrorism from the Lake Chad sub-region.

According to Shehu, the two leaders shared information on the oncoming rainy season and challenges that it posed for the ongoing military operations and they agreed on the need for urgent operational measures before that time.

“They also talked about how the meeting in Abuja should respond to the infiltration through Libya of the displaced elements of the Daesh, which is an acronym of ISIL’s Arabic name al-Dawlah al-Islamīyah fī l-ʻIrāq wa-sh-Shām into the Lake Chad area,’’ the presidential aide added.

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